Ex-Riverside boss set to return to English football at Upton Park.
West Ham United will act quickly to replace manager Avram Grant with Steve McClaren favourite to land the role at the relegated club.
Talksport reports the former England, Middlesbrough and FC Twente boss will take responsibility for returning the Hammers back to the Premier League
The 50-year-old has been out of work since being sacked by Bundesliga side Wolfsburg in December 2010.
Grant was sacked by owners David Gold and David Sullivan just hours after a 3-2 defeat to Wigan confirmed their relegation to the Championship.
Martin O’Neill was expected to take over from Grant in January but the deal fell through and the Northern Irishman will not want to manage a club outside of the Premier League.
McClaren is now the board’s number one choice and it is believed he wants Everton’s assistant manager Steve Round as his number two.
Whoever takes over at Upton park will need to make quick decisions on a number of stars who will want to leave, notably Scott Parker, James Tomkins and Robert Green.